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Out of Play Area

26 EpisodesProduced by John R. DiazWebsite

A bi-weekly video game development podcast by John R. Diaz, a veteran game designer who goes 1:1 in candid conversations with the developers behind today‘s hit games where we discuss their journey and learnings in this wild industry with no punches pulled. John is a kid born to emigrants from the D… read more


Testing Games Is Awesome with Brian Dumlao QA Analyst @ Jam City | Ep 19

Episode 19 of the game dev podcast Out of Play Area features Brian Dumlao a QA Analyst at Jam City in Carlsbad, CA with Philipinne roots hailing from Los Angeles, California. We talk about how he used his sociology degree and experience at EB Games, to break in at Midway Games in San Diego and work on Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance, his journey through the industry at Disney, High Moon Studios on Destiny, to where he is today and what about your mindset makes the difference in thriving in this field and where he looks to grow even after 20+ years of experience.


  1. (00:00) Who is Brian Dumlao?
  2. (7:14) What is Quality Assurance in Games?
  3. (17:44) 1st Midway Games Interview
  4. (28:26) Gravity Games Bike Street Dirt Vert
  5. (35:07) Mortal Kombat Deadly Alliance on GameCube
  6. (41:59) Unreal Tourney & MYST
  7. (49:14) Final Midway Years
  8. (01:01:16) Disney, TC Digital, & High Moon on Destiny
  9. (01:12:09) Current Day at Jam City
  10. (01:25:24) The Final Round
  11. (01:32:09) John's Final Thoughts & Next Episode Teaser

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